Golden Lining

I have been working on a new project, which is making ceramic jewelry. Now I did not know how this was going to turn out but I am pleasantly surprised. I decided to make small ceramic earrings, large earrings and necklaces. I only did a few so far but I posted them on my Instagram and Facebook and I got a lot of good comments that people were interested in buying them! I only glazed them black and white so far and then dipped half of them in liquid gold leaf. But right now I have some blue and green ones in the kiln right now and I am going to do the liquid gold leaf on these as well. At first I was afraid of the earrings being too heavy because sometimes ceramic feels heavier, but actually they are really light and comfortable. I even bought the nickel free metal pieces so people’s earrings would not turn green or get irritated.

There is a lot of thinking that goes into making jewelry such as making the clasp on a necklace accessible to right or left handed individuals. Also on the larger earrings I used studs and I had to think how I wanted them to hand and if I wanted the gold on an angle when thy hung in people’s ears. I don’t know how people can just make jewelry so easily because it is a lot of work if you want it to be a good quality for people. I am planning on making much much more! I love wearing it myself and I hope other people will enjoy it as much as I do!:) IMG_9316.JPG

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